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School Council

Our school council is made up of pupils from year 2 to year 6.  We are aiming to make school a better place for pupils by organising events. We want to make sure school is a good place for learning and is the best it can be.

At the beginning of this year pupils were asked to fill in application forms to apply for jobs in school council, including a reference from our class teacher. Those who applied were shortlisted and interviewed and everyone chosen was the best person for the job.

School council meet regularly and each committee feeds back on the jobs they completed during the week. We then discuss any points brought forward from the previous meeting and set new jobs for the coming week. Sometimes we invite members of staff to join us so we can put points straight to them.

All points raised in the meetings and actions needed are recorded on the school council minutes sheet. These minutes are available on the school council page of the website.

Last year we made lots of suggestions on how to improve school and we look forward to continuing this year.

Why have a school council?

  • Developing life skills
  • Pupil councils provide a basis for active learning of important life skills, such as speaking and listening skills, teamwork, emotional literacy, problem-solving, moral reasoning skills, self-esteem and self confidence.
  • Pupil council experiences provide a dynamic foundation for learning about citizenship.
  • Young people and children acquire skills which help them to become resilient to negative experiences.
  • School and class councils enable pupils to have a voice and to understand that their opinions count.
  • Improving behaviour
  • Positive peer leadership develops and the responsibility for maintaining good behaviour is shifted away from teachers and towards members of the classroom and school community.
  • Pupils become able to resolve conflicts amongst their peers.
  • Disruptive behaviour, vandalism, truancy and exclusions reduce.
  • Reducing vulnerability and stress
  • There is improved communication between pupils and teachers, senior leaders and governors.
  • The school develops into a community where pupils and teachers work in partnership towards shared goals.